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As the question says, do these two words have the same meaning?

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I think in verb yes. –  Arthur Yakovlev Jan 23 at 17:04
    
This is a general reference question. Please look in any online dictionary the definitions for gift and present, and if you are still confused explain why. –  Mari-Lou A Jan 24 at 8:24

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Yes, unless like in the old TV series Mind your Language you say gift when attendance is being called in a classroom!

In other words, present has other meanings, but one of its meanings is the same as gift

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The opposite is also true. You would not say that someone has the present of the gob, for example. –  Janus Bahs Jacquet Jan 23 at 17:17
    
Agreed, you can't say that. Gift has other meanings or nuances as well. –  Å Stuart Jan 23 at 17:23

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